The climb from Coltura up through Mezzomonte to the ridge crest road connecting Piancavallo with il Cansiglio is unique. There is no traffic. Other than Sundays there are rarely other cyclists. The gradient is unrelenting, and wears you down to the point you are helpless by the time you reach the final wall. You don’t conquer this climb, you only survive it. I’ll try again before summer, maybe on the MTB.